SMF BAND HONORS PROGRAM

The goal of Band Honors is to improve musicianship and to encourage students to go beyond what you are exposed to daily during the band period. We have developed a variety of activities from which you may choose to meet the criteria for the honors credit.  Points awarded are weighted based on the time commitment and the musical impact. Students are not required to sign-up for honor credit however if they choose to do so they may not change levels through the year.  However if the requirements for band honors not fulfilled  student will be dropped from the honors program without the ability to re-enroll.  Band 9, Band Honors 9, Band and Band Honor are separate course but students will still be placed together in one of the bands: Freshmen, Gold, Maroon, or Wind Ensemble

Each quarter students must complete 5 honors points from the following categories.  During the last week of each quarter the student must complete the END OF QUARTER COMPLETION FORM where the student will list their points.  Any documentation must be submitted at this time.  The Honors Credit Point Sheet is a guideline to help the students plan their activities during the quarter but doesn't need to be submitted. 

Practice Tapes:  Honors students will still need to do Practice Tapes, however exemptions may be used (even if they are points for Band Honors). 
Performance Tapes
are required quarters 3 & 4.  The only exemption will be for student who play Solos and Receive a Superior at Contest..

BAND HONORS INFORMATION


Forms to Submit & Info:
FORM
FORM PDF
DUE
Honor Credit Description and info
download

General Credit Form
(Marching Band, Concert Bands, Jazz Ensemble, S&E, Leadership, Scale Recordings)
download Not required:  useful for planning Honors Credits.
Self Assessment Form (Record, Critique with form, Submit recording and form.
download by the last week of the Quarter
Performance Critique Form (You perform in a concert and have some critique yourself)
download by the last week of the Quarter
Concert Review/Critique (You may attend a concert and write up a critique of it, or view two videos from the link below) download
You may also critique a performance from YouTube by
clicking on the following link:   LINK
Youtube   Link
Private Lesson Verification From   (competed by your teacher) download by the last week of the Quarter
Public Performance Form   (as a soloist/ensemble player)
download by the last week of the Quarter
Workshop Review Form   (attend a workshop and review) download by the last week of the Quarter
Research Project form   
download by the last week of the Quarter
Tutor a Younger Student Form: 5 weeks  (Complete a forms for each week of lessons) download 5 forms by the last week of the Quarter
Practice Recording Form:  7 weeks,  15minute/week
download 1 form  by the last week of the Quarter
Composition/Arranging Project Staff Paper
download
Major Scales,    Any 1 Set.    quarter note = 100     
To receive credit, there should be NO wrong notes.

download You may not play the same set each quarter. Sets are defined by slurred and tongued passages.
Natural Minor Scales    Any 1 Set.    quarter note = 100        
To receive credit, there should be NO wrong notes.
download You may not play the same set each quarter. Sets are defined by slurred and tongued passages.
Harmonic Minor Scales   Any 1 Set. t    quarter note = 100     
To receive credit, there should be NO wrong notes.
download You may not play the same set each quarter. Sets are defined by slurred and tongued passages.
End of Quarter Completion Form:  Required download REQUIRED last week of the Quarter
This is how you earn the credit!